"All things being equal, if I had the confidence that I was going to win seven gold medals and realised that the outcome of having won them would catapault
me into endorsement territory, then 100 per cent I would have experimented," said Spitz.
It will certainly catapault
him into the realm of British sport's super rich with HBO paying dearly for the world wide rights to his fights.
There's Honest Ron the second-hand car dealer and Billy "Noisy" Newman (Ron says he was such an ugly baby his mum had to feed him with a catapault
Hammers manager Harry Redknapp has begun talks on an improved contract which would catapault
Ferdinand into football's jet-set and shoot down continuing speculation about his future.
PAUL POTTS Little can he have dreamt during his days as a mobile phone salesman in Bridgend that he would be catapaulted
to fame as an international superstar, score a number one album in nine countries and a film would be made of his life starring James Corden.
But O'Donnell had other ideas and grabbed a late, late winner which catapaulted
the Lilywhites joint top-of-the-table.
The North Walian teenager's Olympic triumph last summer catapaulted
her to the top of her sport - and she has already acknowledged that it will be even harder to stay there as opponents target the fighter nicknamed "The Headhunter".
Yamaha rider Lorenzo, who clinched his second world title two weeks ago at Phillip Island off Australia, lost control with around 17 laps remaining and catapaulted
off the track to leave Honda's Pedrosa with a comfortable lead over Briton Cal Crutchlow in third.
FLYING SWAN: Swan Yamaha rider Tommy Hill displays the form which has catapaulted
him into the end-of-season Showdown along with his team mate Michael Laverty